"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Next Snowflake... Almost

A couple of months ago, LadyShuttleMaker gave us some blocking templates to download, here and here. I must say, these are wonderful tools, if a bit frustrating sometimes.

Wonderful, because they show you exactly where the problem areas are, and frustrating because they show you exactly where the problem areas are! Using this template, I spent a lot more time than usual placing the pins because I could see everything that was out of alignment, but it is going to result in a much nicer snowflake. Thank you, Sherry!

This is "Ice Crystal" again, done in two colors again, but this time with Dora Young knots instead of split rings. I definitely need to work on the DYK's, as you'll see tomorrow.


  1. Looks like it is going to be gorgeous!!! :)

  2. Wonderful! Like snow and cold and icicles! It is a fantastic design.
    Fox : )

  3. the snowflake's looking very neat and beautiful already, even though it's being blocked. :)